In the days leading up to the 2013 Gildan New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 21, billboards posted around Albuquerque begged a question the locals have been bombarded with for years: will it be red or green?
Late on Jan. 4 the Steers girls basketball team had just lost to Tularosa, a team it had beaten in the season opener on Nov. 29, and were in the midst of a three-game losing streak.
The Warriors just haven't been gracious hosts to Magdalena this year.
The Steers boys are one step closer to a District 2-1A tournament championship after beating Mountainair Tuesday in the opening round, then handling Jemez Valley on Thursday to advance to the league finals today at To'hajiilee.
The Lady Warriors basketball team finished off District 3-3A play on Friday night with a 56-32 win over the Silver Colts.
Last Tuesday evening possibly marked the last time the Warriors seniors took to the hardcourt at Socorro High School, and those seniors didn't disappoint.
After the Magdalena boys beat To'hajiilee off a late Dre Montoya 3-pointer on Feb. 1, they knew they'd be in for a dog fight when they faced the Warriors on the road last Friday night.
The Magdalena girls basketball team wrapped up its regular season on Tuesday by dispensing of To'hajiille on the road 82-39.
It is not difficult to see how much the Socorro boys basketball team has improved so far this season.
Soccer season never really ends.
The Steers girls basketball team is on a three-game win streak of their own as they beat Desert Academy 69-4 on Friday at home, then followed up that victory with a 64-31 road win at Mountainair on Saturday.
A solid three-game win streak for the Warriors came to a halt Friday night in Socorro as the visiting Silver Colts handed the Warriors a 63-40 District 3-3A loss.
It's a plausible claim that nearly every basketball coach understands the importance of peaking at the right time during any given season. The way the Lady Warriors are playing recently, it looks like head coach Marleen Greenwood has her squad playing its best ball heading into the final weeks of the 2012-2013 campaign.
Both the Socorro boys and girls basketball teams got off to good starts in District 3-3A play over the weekend as both teams beat Hot Springs Friday, then both squads turned around and beat Cobre on Saturday.
The Steers aren't exactly used to being caught up in tight ball games this season. In their 15 wins heading into Friday night's game with To'hajiilee, Magdalena had beaten its opponents by an average of 23 points per game.
The Socorro swim team traveled to Farmington on Jan. 26 to participate in the Panther-Scorpion Invitational, and both the boys and girls teams continued to produce quality results.
The Magdalena boys basketball team is now on a four-game winning streak after beating Menaul on Jan. 25 and Jemez Valley on Jan. 26.
Few athletes understand the true nature of the bubble.
Few people may have expected the Magdalena boys basketball team to begin the season 11-0, given the amount of starting talent the Steers lost from last season.
The 15th Albuquerque Academy Invitational swim meet on Jan. 19 was a big deal.